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CD Review - Christmas Special


Andrew McGregor introduces a special Christmas Day edition of CD Review, rounding up some of the year's new releases from composers celebrating their anniversary in 2010, including: 0903 Pergolesi Concerto for Violin in B Flat Major Giuliano Carmignola (violin); Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado (conductor) Mahler Symphony no.4: iv) Sehr behaglich Sarah Fox (soprano); Philharmonia, Charles Mackerras (conductor) Chopin Polonaise-fantasie in A flat, Op.61 Nelson Goerner (piano) 0940 Barber Cello Concerto: ii) Andante sostenuto Zara Nelsova (cello); New Symphony Orchestra of London, Samuel Barber (conductor) Barber Violin Concerto Vadim Gluzman (violin); Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, John Neschling Chopin Mazurkas (selection) Cedric Tiberghien (piano) 1030 Mahler Das Lied von der Erde (excs) Hilde Rossel-Majdan (mezzo-soprano), Waldemar Kmentt (tenor); Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik (conductor) Schumann Symphony no.4 in D minor, Op.120 Robert Schumann Philharmonie, Frank Beermann (conductor) Pergolesi Stabat Mater (excs) Anna Prohaska, Bernarda Fink; Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Bernhard Forck (conductor) and Elin Manahan Thomas, Robin Blaze; Florilegium 1140 Chopin Scherzo in B flat minor, Op.31 Solomon (piano) Mahler Symphony no.6: i) Allegro energico, ma non troppo Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor).